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Native NameTian Jiu 天九
Object Number:CG94-1-134
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Date Made: 19th Century - 1930's
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1939
Section:Asian
Materials:Ivory
Bamboo
Paint
Technique:Painted
Notched
Glued

Description

Incomplete set of Tian Jiu, 天九, or Heavens and Nines tiles or Chinese Dominoes. 46 rectangular ivory and black painted bamboo tiles. Depressions on one side painted in black and red. 46 pieces total; 18 with black circles; 7 with red circles; 20 with red and black circles; 1 all white piece. Cards are individually labeled A through TT.


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